Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Here we go again!

Well here we go again, it was nice to get out of the routine of life and take a trip to California with the girls and our dear friends the Martins. While we were away we got to celebrating Julia's 14th birthday and enjoy some warmer weather. Arriving home on Sunday we had about 15 hours before I was back on the road to Detroit, this time with my sister in tow. We had a good week catching up and spending some time together.  I was glad to see that my body didn't take long to get back at it. I was able to pick up where I left off, which I was really thankful for. Mike and I have been talking with my physiotherapist in Detroit and in Ottawa about what we should be doing long term for therapy. We have decided to try to have therapy in Ottawa for 3 weeks and 1 week in Detroit. We have looked into purchasing two pieces of equipment for home, the standing frame and the FES bike. Also, Jacquie my therapist in Ottawa has offered to come to Detroit to observe what they do so that she can adapt as much as possible for me. We are hoping that this will really work out. It will be much easier on our family and I really look forward to getting a more normal of a routine established. So my last consecutive week in Detroit will be November 14th. I'm looking forward to this week and have been praying that the muscles that have started to contract on demand will continue to get stronger and that my quads will start to contract. Some moments are harder than others but it always seems that God sends me just what I need when I need it. Thank you for your continued support, love and prayers. Hugs Sandra 


  1. We had the blessing and privilege to see firsthand the amazing handiwork of God in His creation. The coastline, ocean and wildlife were spectacular. But that was NOTHING compared to the witness of the grace and peace which surrounds both Mike and Sandra. God is good! His love never fails and His mercy continues to shine in and through them. We continue to pray for healing, wisdom and courage for you both.
    Lots of love
    Mark, Wafa, TJ, Phil, Sarah
    Ps. If anyone is wondering about any mishaps or excitement relating to travels....we had the monopoly on that!!!!

  2. Thanks for the update Sandra, my prayers will be guided by all you have shared. Good to hear the plan that is growing for your re-hab in both Ottawa and Detroit - another part of this journey for you with our precious Lord, which I know ultimately he will bless in abundance.
    "those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength,they will soar on wings like eagles".....keep going keep soaring he is with you....Val.

  3. Thinking of you every day, Sandra, and sending healing prayers your way. I'm sure your smile is still as bright as ever, and your positive attitude is an inspiration and blessing to others. Stay strong sister!! Claire

  4. That is exciting news to transition 75% to Ottawa~ we will be praying for God to direct this endeavour and bring the exact people into your path for each detail!! And EXTRA exciting that it might mean a long awaited tea date with my friend :) even though I know your days will still be filled with therapy ~ proximity lends more to sweet visits! Much love, hugs and prayers for you all!! Fondly, Sandra Loewen and family